In the second quarter of the Saints win over the Falcons on Christmas Eve, Marshon Lattimore had the opportunity to make a play.
The ball fell to the cornerback on his backside, and he secured the still-live ball for the derrière-ception.
How? [email protected] just made one of the best plays of the year.
PICKED. #GoSaints pic.twitter.com/RU66MbyBOJ
— NFL (@NFL) December 24, 2017
Lattimore's pick is pretty much the opposite version of Mark Sanchez's "butt fumble" from 2014.
In all its glory, here's the most unfortunate play of Mark Sanchez's career.
There was even a 'butt catch" from earlier in the 2017 NFL season, too, courtesy of the Panthers' Damiere Byrd. He is our referendum on one aspect of the NFL's controversial catch rule: one cheek is as good as two feet in determining a touchdown catch.
Here are some of the more memorable "butt plays" of all time:
How about Rick Mahorn putting some hip into it to shove Larry Bird to the hardwood during Game 3 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals?
In 2013, Coyotes goalkeeper Mike Smith conceded a "butt goal" in which the puck was stuck in his pants as he searched for the puck:
Minnesota guard Amir Coffey scored two points from the floor — literally— with this play in November.
Rutgers wide receiver Jero